DOJ Withdraws Discriminatory Intent Claim in Texas Voter ID Case

Posted on February 28, 2017, 9:37 am

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice withdrew a claim that Texas enacted voter ID legislation with discriminatory intent. This represents a reversal in stance from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration. Private plaintiffs in the case continue to assert this claim, on which the court will eventually issue a decision. The case is Veasey v. Abbott.


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